Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend Getaway

We had the epitome of what Summer weekends are all about! Filled with beautiful scenery, great food and amazing weather! It had been a few weeks since we have gone out to do something with all the baby preperations. This was the view from our table we had lunch at in Mission Beach at Canes. This place has the best food with portions sizes to feed several or in my case pregnant women. The last time we ate here we saw a bunch of dolphins. We weren't as fortunate this time but the weather was enough to make up for that. By far my favorite place to eat in SD!
Seal Beach in La Jolla-we had so much fun walking around La Jolla and then headed over and walked along the beach and then checked out the seals. It is very entertaining to watch them try and get back in the water from where they are all laying (especially the meaty ones)
Trying to capture the sunset...we did better than we thought. It was so beautiful walking around and watching the sun go down! Hubba Hubba!
Does it get any better than this?

We spent the rest of the evening eating dinner at this cute little Thai place that over looked the water and Gelato at the Gelateria. Scrumpious! Such a great way to celebrate our was worth the wait even though it was the week prior!
We then spent the next day laying by the pool, taking a nice long walk on around the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course, eating at Board N' Brew (best sandwiches in SD) and then going to the nicest Rodeo ever! Can those two words be in the same sentence...nice and rodeo. Honestly this rodeo was so clean and organized. However, it was in the OC apparently they are held at a higher standard then those in Utah or the Inland Empire. Ryan got these tickets for free and came with all you can eat ice cream and sodas. But yes you can't go to a rodeo and not have Kettle Korn and we had to endulge in those as well.
It is extremely hard to pictures of something that moves so fast. But this guy I think was the winner...8.9 seconds! I wish you could tell how clean and nice everything was.
The next event I am not ok with....
Calf roping! It is horrible! For those who aren't fimiliar with this event it is just wrong! They let the calf go and chase after it and then rope it by the neck pull it back hard so it strangles the poor thing...then they tie up its legs...then they make it lay there like this for a good amount of time to make sure it can't get up! Literally, this was the worst thing to watch but of course you can't help but stare and think that is just so wrong! Those poor little animals have no idea what is going on! I would not be good to take to a bull fight!

Needless to say it was a great weekend (minus the calf roping) and we loved spending time together for our Anniversary! I know we will look back on these times after we have the baby and be so grateful for them! So for now we are going to live it up!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

If your baby makes brown or yellow...go GREEN!

Flushable diapers...why haven't people been talking about this more?! Did you know that it takes 500 years for a diaper to decompose in a landfill and a baby goes through about 300-400 diapers its first month?! This disgusting fact actually bothered me. A friend told me about these gdiapers. I know people can be weird about going green, and I don't think it's necessary to use recycled cans as wind chimes and other household decor, but I do think we can do things that make sense. Cloth diapers may be the one of the most disgusting remedies to the disposable diaper. I've seen some nasty diapers and there is no way I'm soaking a soiled cloth covered in poop or rinsing it out in a will go in the trash.

The beauty of these diapers is that you can flush them OR throw them away and they decompose in the ground in about 90 days...they even say you can use them as compost...again, I'm not about going THAT green. I mean I guess when your kid grows up you can show them the garden and say thanks to their excretions you now have juicy ripe tomatoes for dinner.

Most importantly, besides the fact that we're saving the world one soiled diaper at a time; these really are the cutest diapers in the world. Go to and check it out. Watch the little clips and tell me you're not impressed. Even if you only use them a 1/3 of the time, I think it's a great cause.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lucky I'm in love with my best friend...Lucky to have been where I have been

I can't believe it has been 3 years! But at the sametime it feels like we have been married for SO long because it is getting hard to remember when we weren't together. We have had so much fun over the last 3 years and are so happy together. Here are a few highlights from the last 3 years together!

Honeymoon in Kauai

Our First Christmas

Our First Pet...Nugget

1st Anniversary-Puerto Vallarta (didn't have a picture of us)

2nd Anniversary-Alaskan Cruise

Babymoon to Cancun

We have had such a fun 3 years and have been so lucky to do SO much together. I am so lucky to have Ryan in my life. Marrying him was the best decision I have ever made and have never been SO happy. Happy Anniversary Honey! I am so excited to start this next phase in our lives with in a couple months when we have our little girl. I love you SO much!